I've never used an online forum properly before. I've recently been diagnosed with Aspergers, so I thought now might be a good time to try it out. I'm interested in meeting and getting to know new people on here. It would also be great if I could assist other users on the forum. I enjoy studying philosophy and gaming in my spare time. I have recently been trying to find a new hobby. Look forward to hearing from some of you and having a chat.
Hey welcome to the forum! I’ve only been here for a short time myself but have already found it all very useful. Feel free to get in touch if you fancy a chat about anything. Hope you enjoy posting and get all the help that you need and more.
Thanks, Ash. That's good that you've already found it useful. Same goes to you; feel free to message me if you want to chat. Hopefully see you around the forum soon
Hi NoLogic. Welcome. Could you tell about your effort to find a new hobby? We auties have special interests and hyper focus and it could be difficult to find attention for something new, so I am curious, do you follow a deliberate approach of finding a new hobby?
heres some I have helped auties with
model trains ( pick a gauge )
playing chess ( serious one )
remote control aircraft and/or drones ( racing and/or fun )
model building ( eg ships models of towns, ports etc serious money in this if u want clients ) talk to a guy on here called Plastic
board games fantasy and classic ( 80% autistic - some clubs )
wire trees some with jewels ( can be a business )
carving , wood turning, lathes routers ( I am helping my autie nephew build a life size R2D2 )
Everything Titanic !
vintage car / motorcycles
jigsaws ( very calming )
adult colouring in ( very calming )
people who build model working engines ( check Youtube amzing stuff )
science ( do a course on a science subject )
Astronomy ( join a club and see what happens )
Photography another biggee for auties --- My nephew drives all over for a photo --- he then created a calendar which he sold ( at a loss ) but hey what a beauty.
Art ( painting ) such a big area for autistic people to express themselves especially abstract painting ( i do some in here )
Lego models designing and building
reading of course
quizzing in a team or solo
my hobby is now meditation ! which has improved my mental health greatly ! ..... but autistic people generally stay away :(
nearly forgot Magic tricks and illusions --- most start with card tricks
learn a musical instrument, guitar, keyboard, fife, mouth organ, but not bag pipes unless u live far from neighbours likewise with drums !
Hi, Tinyexplorer. Not really started yet finding a new hobby because I'm in the process of moving house (very stressful). Aidie's list below looks very helpful, so I'm going to browse those and see if one suits me. I can find decisions overwhelming, so it really helps to have a limited choice sometimes. I previously played the drums but I had to sell my kit once I moved away to university, I would love to play a musical instrument again. Do you follow a deliberate approach of finding a new hobby?
Thank you for the list of hobbies that you have helped other people with, Aidie. I think it'll be really helpful when it comes to me finding a new hobby. I'll let you know what I decide to pursue. I've been interested in meditation for some time, but struggled to find where to start with it all. Do you have any advice? Also, do you play a musical instrument?
Hello, thank you!